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    Default How do you get through the day when you're exhausted?

    I'm pregnant with #3 and have a cold atm. DD2 is teething and has a cold so was up half the night. I have sleep apnea but can't use my CPAP atm because of my cold (can't breathe properly through my nose) so between the sleep apnea and waking up with DD2 I feel utterly exhausted today. DD1 isn't at daycare today and tomorrow either and wants to be entertained, wants food etc.

    How do you get through the day when you are completely exhausted? Any tips? I'm trying to cut back on the caffeine because I'm pregnant but I've already had 2 cups today and it's not helping at all. DD2 is a Houdini and she can climb out of her cot and playpen so I really can't afford to accidentally fall asleep.

    Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated. It feels like my brain has stopped working today

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    Totally forget all housework, nothing more than the necessities. Save your energy as much as you can. Make everyone's lunch at the same time. Jam sandwiches, and a cut up apple will do. Close whatever doors you can to contain the activity, turn on the tv, and try to rest. hugs, marie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperGranny View Post
    Totally forget all housework, nothing more than the necessities. Save your energy as much as you can. Make everyone's lunch at the same time. Jam sandwiches, and a cut up apple will do. Close whatever doors you can to contain the activity, turn on the tv, and try to rest. hugs, marie.
    Exactly what Marie said.

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    Thanks Marie. It's funny how we sometimes need 'permission' to let things slide. DD has been nagging me to have a Nutella sandwich for lunch and I kept saying no and then I read your reply and thought who cares, it's just one day, so it's a Nutella sandwich for lunch for her today.

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    Yup. Give yourself permission to be lazy. Set up the lounge with blankets etc and have a movie day. Vegemite sandwich for lunch, scrambled eggs or baked beans for dinner. Let go of the housework and just rest.
    When DS went through his never sleep stage we had a few days of this - TV, iPad, stickers, books, I'd make DD go get books from her room and I just laid on the couch until she came back.

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    I rest.

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    TV or movies
    Baby proof to the max
    Pack lunch boxes so when they're hungry you just pull it out berocca can be better than coffee sometimes
    Sugary foods lol
    Hope you feel better soon!

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    Now.. coffee!! When I was pregnant I drank a lot of unsweetened peppermint tea. I think it helped a little.

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    My sister's son also climbs out of his cot. I suggested to her to put him into a sleeping bag so that he couldn't widen his legs enough to hoist over the cot. Worth a shot.

    I second putting the tv on/leaving the housework to have a rest. You can't be going all the time!


 

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